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International Day – Friday, 12th October

This year’s focus country is New Zealand, Please mark your calendar for our Annual International Day, when classes stop to celebrate our cultural diversity here within our TIS Community.  

This is achieved by:

  • Wearing clothes from either your own country or from a country of your own choosing.  This includes the whole TIS community, so parents, teachers and students alike are encouraged to visually show off their country.
  • Making your favourite food to share from your own country
    • Traditionally, our Chinese, Japanese and Korean mums have made scrumptious dishes from their respective countries.
    • All the other countries mums contribute too with varying desserts and /or pastries.
  • Any form of cultural entertainment which highlights your country, and its culture, e.g. dancing, singing, instrumental piece, martial arts.

So if you are a singer, dancer, musician, know martial arts or, please do contact Mrs. Williams ~ dawn.williams@tiseagles.com

 

Special Request:  In honour of our focus country, there will be a Haka.  This is a traditional Maori dance which you may have seen if you watch Rugby.  The NZ team, the All Blacks perform this dance before every game.

Hope that you will indeed be interested in learning this well-known Maori tradition.  

We are looking for additional people, and invite both parents and students alike to come and learn the Haka and experience a little piece of the Maori culture.  Please do contact Mrs. Williams.

 

Fine Arts Celebration

This year’s Fine Arts Celebration will be Friday, November 9th.  We’re looking for students in grades 3-12 who would like to sing, dance, or play an instrument.  Pairs and groups are welcome.  Artwork may also be submitted to your art teacher.

Please see a music teacher for more information and a form to sign up for a performance Preview Day.  These forms are due Tuesday, September 11th.

 

Healthy Life Fair and Back to School BBQ

We are pleased to invite you, along with AmCham China, Tianjin, to the very first “Healthy Life” Fair and Back to School BBQ on September 15. Please join us here, at Tianjin International School, as we celebrate the start of a new school year with an action-packed day of games, live music, delicious food, and a raffle with amazing prizes.

Highlights of the day:
A blood donation truck will be arranged by United Family Hospital for on-site donations. Donors will be given a free voucher for food and/or drinks.• This year’s mini games will include a fierce relay race, strong-man (plus stronger woman) tug-of-war, as well as a series of mini games. You will also have opportunity to score goals against the AmCham Defenders!• United Family Hospital will provide mini lectures on good health practices for your family.• After the games, a lunch will be provided including summertime cuisine with cold beverages to beat the heat.The theme of this event will be “Healthy Life,” so be sure to bring your kids so they can learn a thing or two about living a healthy and happy life! Don’t forget your sunscreen either! We look forward to seeing you there.

  • Adult: RMB 120
  • Children (4-12): RMB 80
  • Children (0-4): Free

***Entry fee includes lunch and beverages (including beer), activities for whole family. Tickets should be ordered and paid for in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Click here to purchase your tickets: https://amcham.eventbank.cn/event/18315/register/

For detailed information on sponsorship or booking tickets, please send an e-mail to amandahe@amchamchina.org or call Amanda He at 022-23185072.

Click the link to view announcement in web browser: https://amcham.eventbank.cn/event/18315/#

 

Weekly AQI/PM2.5 Readings

  • Outside Average Reading =  51 / 12
  • Inside Average Reading =  1  /  1

Click the links below to View and Download Full-Sized Photos for Personal Use (For the current school year only)

This Week in Pictures

 

MAP Testing

Kindergarten students are taking the MAP Growth test from NWEA using a computer. MAP Growth tests are used to determine student instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in reading and math. We are excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about the MAP Growth test, visit: NWEA.org/Parent-Toolkit. Information is available in different languages.

 

After School Play Time

For safety reasons, we ask that ECC parents and students are not in the elementary playground area at 3:30 p.m. when the school buses depart. Please remain in the ECC or the main lobby if you need to stay after school. The ECC lobby is open after school until 4:00 p.m. with parents supervising their children during that time.

 

Upcoming Dates

  • September 24th – No School
  • September 28th – Half Day. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Teachers will be participating in different trainings to help better meet the needs of our students.

 

Tree House

Wednesday Bus Information:

  • 9:15 a.m YG100 – 9:20 a.m. Aocheng – 9:35 a.m. HYCZ – 9:40 a.m. BDHT – TIS
  • 9:15 a.m. Olympic Towers — 9:25 a.m. Ai Ming Hospital – TIS
  • 1:00 p.m. Return

Mid-Quarters

Mid-Quarter grades and comments will be posted this Wednesday, September 12th. Please contact your child’s teachers with any questions or concerns you have about their progress.

 

After School Clubs

Elementary After School Clubs will start the week of September 17th.

 

MAP Testing

Elementary students are taking the MAP Growth test from NWEA using a computer. MAP Growth tests are used to determine student instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in reading, language, and math. We are excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about the MAP Growth test, visit: NWEA.org/Parent-Toolkit. Information is available in different languages.

 

Super Saturday Soccer

We are excited to have our SSS program starting, September 22nd! Thank you to the many individuals who have volunteered their time to help organize and coach SSS this year. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Barsalou at danibeth.barsalou@tiseagles.com

 

Upcoming Dates

  • September 24th – No School
  • September 28th – Half Day. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Teachers will be participating in different trainings to help better meet the needs of our students.

MAP Testing

MAP testing will continue into next week. The students have worked diligently on the assessments and I look forward to share their results.

 

Mid Quarter Reports

Wednesday, September 12, is the middle of the first quarter. Please review your child’s PowerSchool grades and comments. There is still plenty of time for students to improve low grades. Encourage them to contact their teachers in areas where they need support.

 

Fall Camp is coming up quick

Parents, mark your calendars for September 19-21. Middle school students will be traveling to the outskirts of Tianjin for our annual Fall Camp. This is an opportunity for the students to grow deeper relationships with their classmates and teachers. The activities revolve around middle school House competitions and learning more about ourselves and others.

 

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, September 24th is Mid Autumn Festival. There will be no school on that day.
  • Friday, September 28th will be a half day of instruction with dismissal at 11:30.

 

Greeting:

Dear High School TIS family,

As we approach the mid-way point of the first quarter, I want to bring to your attention all of hard work that so many have done to ensure that our school is operating at a high standard. Especially, I want to note the work that is done by the Admissions team, Financial office, Bussing coordinators, Cafeteria workers, Maintenance staff, Custodial crew and more. If you see these people, please thank them for everything they do. I am very thankful everyday, and I trust that you are as well.

The first half of this quarter has begun well and we are continually excited and encouraged as we look ahead. Tell your child to continue to diligently work as we partner in their education. It is a privilege to educate your children that we greatly enjoy.

 

This Week:

Out of the office – Mr. Witt will be participating in the ISC Principal meetings from September 11th – 15th.

Mid-Quarter Reports – Look for comments from teachers if your students are receiving grades that are below a C average after September 12th.

 

Next Week:

Fall Camp:

The dates for fall camp this year are September 19th – September 21 with Seniors leaving on the 18th. We are very excited about the plans that Mr. Luman and Mr. Sickler are preparing for camp this year.

 

Looking Ahead:

Moon Festival – School will be closed September 24th for the Moon Festival.

Spirit Week – The first week after the National Day Holiday is our high school spirit week. The dates are from the October 8 – 12. Please be looking for more information about those days.

 

Counselor’s Corner

Drop

The final date to drop classes with no penalty will be September 11th, 2018.

 

PSAT

On October 10, 2018, all tenth and eleventh grade students will be taking the PSAT at school.  A PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide was sent home last week.  This guide contains helpful information for how to best succeed at the test as well as provides a practice exam to take.  We highly recommend that your child takes the practice exam as it is the best way to prepare for the exam in October.

Please do not hesitate to contact the guidance office at counselor@tiseagles.com if you have any questions.

 

SAT

Reminder:  The deadline to register for the October 6th SAT is September 7th, 2018.

Athletics

Season 1 of TIS Athletics is underway and we are excited for the High School Volleyball and Middle School Soccer Seasons.  All High School and Middle School students are welcome to play sports at TIS.

Important High School Volleyball Dates:

  • Monday, September 10th – Volleyball Practice
  • Wednesday, September 12th – Volleyball Practice
  • Friday, September 14th – Volleyball Practice
  • Saturday, September 15th
    • ISCOT HS Volleyball Tournaments
      • Mens Volleyball at TIS
      • Ladies Volleyball at IST
  • Monday, September 17th – HS Volleyball Practice
  • Wednesday and Friday, September 19th and 21st – No Volleyball Practice due to Fall Camps

 

Important MS Soccer Dates:

  • Saturday, September 8th – ISAC MS Soccer Exchanges
    • U14 Boys travel to BSB in Beijing
    • U14 Girls travel to THIS in Beijing
    • Both teams will leave around 6:00 a.m. and return to To Tianjin around 5:00 p.m.
    • Once bus and exchange schedules are confirmed they will be communicated by the TIS coaches.
  • Tuesday, September 11th
    • Girls Soccer Practice
    • Boys Away Soccer Game at TEDA
      • School bus will leave at 2:30 p.m.
      • Bus will depart TEDa at approximately 5:15 p.m.
      • Bus will drop off in the following order: TEDA – BDHT – HYCZ – AC – YG100
  • Thursday, September 13th – Soccer Practice
  • Tuesday, September 18th
    • Boys and Girls Home Games vs. TEDA
  • Thursday, September 20th – MS Soccer Practice
  • Saturday, September 22nd
    • ISCOT MS Soccer Tournaments at IST
    • TIS Boys and Girls Soccer Teams will Attend

We want to invite you to come out to the soccer field or into the gymnasium to cheer on our TIS Athletics teams as they compete in soccer and volleyball against the various teams in Tianjin and Beijing.

 

GO EAGLES!

Mr. Nicholas Strong

TIS Athletic Director

important-dates

Sept. 8 ISAC MS Soccer Exchanges
Sept. 8 ACT
Sept. 10 – 14 EL/ECC MAP Testing
Sept. 12 Mid-quarter reports
Sept. 15 ISCOT U19 Volleyball Tournaments
Sept. 15 ISCOT U14 Soccer Exchange
Sept. 19 – 21 Secondary Fall Camps

PTO

Welcome to join in our PTO Classes beginning from next Wednesday, 12 Sept 2018.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Wednesday Bus Information:

  • 9:15 a.m YG100 – 9:20 a.m. Aocheng – 9:35 a.m. HYCZ – 9:40 a.m. BDHT – TIS
  • 9:15 a.m. Olympic Towers — 9:25 a.m. Ai Ming Hospital – TIS
  • 1:00 p.m. Return
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